Physician - Emergency Medicine

Cherokee Nation
Tahlequah, OK
Nov 24, 2022
Nov 28, 2022
Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
Be a part of the largest tribally owned and operated healthcare system in the United States.

Cherokee Nation is the largest tribal health system in the United States. With nine outpatient health centers and one hospital, all of our locations feature state-of-the-art equipment and innovative design. Our tribal funding removes financial barriers and allows our health professionals to better focus on individual patient treatment and needs. We truly value our professionals at Cherokee Nation, and this is demonstrated with competitive salaries and benefits.

Our Community

Tahlequah, Oklahoma serves as the hub for the Cherokee Nation and is home to Northeastern State University, the Illinois River and Lake Tenkiller. Tahlequah is a community of about 17,000 and the area is rich in local history as well as Cherokee culture. Tahlequah is only an hour commute from the Tulsa metropolitan area where there is fine dining, shopping, recreational parks and the Tulsa International Airport.

Our Facilities

Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) is committed to providing the highest quality of care and the most advanced, effective treatments for our patients. With almost 160 full-time providers and over 2,200 health services employees, CNHS is the gem of the region in continuity of care. Committed to improving patient access, Cherokee Nation has invested substantially in technology, building new facilities and expanding existing locations. Our hospital and nine health centers are full of talented staff that are dedicated to providing world-class patient care.

W.W. Hastings Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient hospital that Cherokee Nation assumed on October 1, 2008. The continuity of care across the health system is now complete and this is evidenced by tangible improvements to the facility and to service delivery. In December 2020, legislation was signed that will provide $400 million to fund construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Tahlequah campus that will replace the existing W.W. Hastings building.

CNHS recently opened a new four-story, 469,000 square-foot outpatient health center on the Tahlequah campus in October of 2019. Some of the services offered include optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health, radiology, lab, pharmacy, primary care, and dental. The facility also features a new ambulatory surgery center, with five surgical suites, and two-endoscopy suites.

Our Partnership

Cherokee Nation Health Services has partnered with Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM) to open the country's first tribally affiliated Medical School on the Tahlequah campus. The inaugural class consists of 50 students and classes began in the fall of 2020.

If you are ready to practice medicine like you dreamed with no barriers to your patients to receive quality health care and want to have time for yourself, family or friends, then contact me at your earliest convenience to Choose Cherokee.

We offer:

Competitive Compensation packageGuaranteed Base Salary + Annual Merit to Base Increase
CME stipend or Reimbursed with 40 paid hours
Longevity Bonus
Federal Tort Claims Protection (Federal Malpractice)
Annual Leave: Year 1-3: 160 hours

Great Benefits12 paid annual holidays
Sick Leave accrued at 4 hours per two-week pay period
Paid Maternity Leave
Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
Group Term Life, AD& D, LT, and Short-Term Disability Insurance
Matching 401 K Retirement Plan Available (100% employer match for first 5% employee contribution and 50% for next 4% contribution)
Eligible Site(s) for Loan Repayment
Eligible site for DEA and OBNDD fee waivers
Relocation expenses reimbursed (must meet guidelines)
And more

Please submit a current CV to recruiter, Dianna Turtle. We look forward to hearing from you soon!